SINGAPORE, 24 MAY 2021: Six drivers from the Legion of Racers (LOR) Team have participated in the Olympic Virtual Series(OVS), the pioneer Olympic Licensed event for virtual Sports. The motor sport event was organised by The Federation Internationale de L’Automobile(FIA) and hosted the event on Gran Turismo Sport.
The event consisted of a Global Qualification Stage in the form of a 10-day Time Trial where more than 33000 international drivers battled it out on the Tokyo Expressway (South Inner Loop) track. With only the 16 fastest international drivers advancing to the World Finals. Only one person from each country was able to qualify for the World Final.
This placed LOR racer, Moreno Pratama a hair’s breadth away from qualification. Moreno emerged as the top Indonesian Driver for qualification but fell short as he missed out on the last qualifying position to Malaysian Driver Taj Aiman by 0.019 seconds.
Moreno said, “I’m having mixed feelings as I feel really happy with my lap time and to be up there with the fastest drivers around the world in Gran Turismo Sport but at the same time, I’m left disappointed not being able to qualify for the Global Final after being so close!”
The rest of the LOR team which consisted of 6 drivers from 3 different countries made the top 1% of the qualifying round, choosing the Toyota GR Supra Racing Concept Gr.3 as their weapon of choice. However, competition was steep, and they failed to qualify.
“I was really hoping one of the boys could make it to the Global Final but overall, it was still a great effort by all of them. To be in the Top 1% is already an achievement for the team and it shows we have a great pool of drivers. Our aim is to continue working hard and come back stronger!” said Melvin Moh, Co-Founder of the Legion of Racers.
Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, while others make it happen. The LOR racers will be making a comeback so stay tuned and race alongside the Legion of Racers through their Facebook and Instagram at FB@LegionOfRacers and IG@legionofracers. See you at the start line!
Legion of Racers Team Results
Moreno Pratama 57th (Top Indonesian Driver)
Andika Rama Maulana 77th
Fadtris Isa 115th
Ethan Yoh 127th
Zaim Rasyad 238th